The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Chef Mario Batali Leaving ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping aside as co-host of ABC’s The Chew. At least four women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, of which Batali acknowledges “much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”
‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Books March Premiere in First Trailer!
It only took over two years, but Jessica Jones is finally coming back for Season 2. Marvel and Netflix have officially announced that our favorite Defender will take up her next case in early March, while a first trailer cryptically references … Spider-Man?
Producers of Canceled Amazon David O. Russell Series Suing The Weinstein Company
The downfall of Harvey Weinstein has also shuttered a number of projects related to The Weinstein Company, including a two-season Amazon order for David O. Russell’s new drama with Robert De Niro. Production never got off the ground, but the associated studio is now suing The Weinstein Compan…
Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ Over Rape Allegations
The tidal wave of consequences from Hollywood sexual assault seemingly never reached The Ranch star Danny Masterson, even as Netflix executives inadvertently disclosed their dismissal of his accusers. Now, The Ranch has finally let Masterson go, and the actor doesn’t seem to be taking the new…
Alec Baldwin Might Get His Own ABC Talk Show
Alec Baldwin is practically an SNL cast member at this point, but the actor may soon have a more unexpected perch – his own talk show. Reports suggest Baldwin is negotiating with ABC for a new series based on his WNYC radio show, with production potentially starting next week.
Meghan Markle Officially Leaving ‘Suits’ After Royal Engagement
Anyone following Suits in the last few years has kept an eye on Meghan Markle’s ring finger, knowing that a royal engagement tends to supersede TV roles. Well, consider it doubly-official – Markle is confirmed to exit Suits after news of her engagement to Prince Harry.
‘Today’ Host Matt Lauer Fired Over Imminent Sexual Harassment Allegations
Yet another major news figure has been removed from their post over reports of sexual harassment. Ahead of word that Today anchor Matt Lauer would be outed as a serial sexual harasser, NBC News and Today have confirmed the long-time host will step down.
Jeffrey Tambor Confirms ‘Transparent’ Exit Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
It seemed unlikely of Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor to return for Season 5 in the wake of multiple harassment allegations, and the actor has now made the decision himself. Tambor confirms his exit from the Emmy-winning series, leaving its future unclear.
George Clooney Returns to TV to Lead and Direct New ‘Catch-22’ Series
Add another name to the ranks of Hollywood A-listers dipping a toe in TV. George Clooney will return to the medium that made him famous to both star in, and direct a new limited series adaptation of Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
‘Supergirl’ Just Made a Seriously Awkward ‘Smallville’ Connection
Supergirl has its own Super-mythology separate from The CW’s Smallville, though fans are more than happy to draw connections between the pair. That is, until Season 3’s “Midvale” made reference to one of Smallville‘s original creations, which itself has become the …
It’s Official: A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel TV Series Is Coming to Amazon
You just can’t keep a good dark lord down. After word of a potential Lord of the Rings TV series broke, Amazon has made their commitment official with a multi-season order and potential spinoff. And guess what – it’s a prequel!
FX Drops Louis C.K. as Producer on Four Shows, TBS Series Suspended
FX seemed somewhat slower to cut ties with producing partner Louis C.K., instead labeling their relationship “under review.” Now, following the comedian’s own statement, FX confirms C.K. will no longer act as producer to Better Things, Baskets or others, with production suspende…